Hello to all of my friends south of the border.
Can any of you fine people recommend good resources on the American Civil War? I was going to post this over in the 3MA forums but I figured I would poll Waypoint instead. I’m looking for books, documentaries, movies, pretty much anything I can consume as a deep dive to learn about the Civil War.
Here in Canada we briefly touch on it in our history classes but it really isn’t taught in depth. We have plenty of conflicts of our own, but we have never had a full blown civil war and it is just something I have a hard time understanding. Further, I find myself watching what is happening down south with more and more apprehension as time goes by so I am looking to history to try and find some context.
Beyond the Civil War I would love to hear your recommendations for other must learn American History.
Thanks for your time and consideration and I look forward to your responses!
On a related historical note, I just finished the Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman and it is one of the best, most entertaining, most thorough histories of the first chapter of WW1 that I have ever read. Definitely recommend.